Stand Still

" Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest " (Exodus 14:13-14, Amplified).

The Israelites with the Red Sea before them and Pharaoh's army behind, thought themselves trapped and sitting ducks waiting to be slaughtered. Even though God had showed Himself strong, delivering them by His powerful hand from slavery in Egypt did not believe He would or could do it again. They began to murmur and complain. Where was there trust in God? The more God did, the more they complained about what He wasn't doing.

How often do we find ourselves doing the same thing? Constantly complaining about oursituation, problems and circumstance. We are like microwaves really quick - to forget. God can come through for us 100 times and we still will fret when we run into what appears to be an impossible situation. By focusing on God's faithfulness in the past we can face crises with confidence rather than with fear.

We must learn to trust God and not give into dispair. We should do as Moses told the Israelites: "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord."